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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 30, 2015, 03:43:24 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 30, 2015, 02:23:36 PM

Speaking of wolves...

So next season is going to parallel the 3 little pigs and wolf nursery rhyme.

Awesome, now my 5 year old and I can watch together!

Ha!  That never occurred to me.  That's good.

Can someone tell me if the the Wolves were in the comics?
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/31) on: March 30, 2015, 03:42:01 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 30, 2015, 01:43:38 PM

Whoa Dave is free for PS+ (even if you didn't get it free on Vita) though, curiously, it's not a PS+ free game for the month.

I am interested in Neverwinter.  Probably that.

And I'm curious about Paperbound and Axiom Verge, but maybe not enough.

Well, seeing reviews for Axiom Verge, I guess I'm in on that one.  For some reason, I thought this was a shmup.  Metroidvania games are always welcome.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Holy Guano! Full Length 50th Anniversary Batman Animated Film on: March 30, 2015, 02:25:20 PM
Adam West & Burt Ward to voice BATMAN & ROBIN in a 50th Anniversary Batman Animated feature!

I don't know if this'll tie into the Batman '66 comics or anything, and I imagine it's just going to be a straight to DVD type of thing, but I'm still super excited! 

We've been working through the Batman '66 blu ray box set I got for Christmas, and it's remarkable how well it still holds up.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FX Cartoon] Archer on: March 30, 2015, 02:03:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 30, 2015, 02:16:02 AM

You should check out Rick and Morty, and The Venture Bros.

Does Rick get less irritating after the first episode?

Honestly, I recorded all of the episodes because of Dan Harmon, but I haven't been able to watch more than the first one because that dude is just...blech.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 30, 2015, 02:00:51 PM
It ended less than 12 hours ago.  Give it a chance!

I liked it a lot.  Maybe a little rushed, but I've seen worse from this show.  They did a really good job teasing us with the characters whose deaths had been predicted. I really thought Glenn and Daryl might be going at various points.

The deaths that did happen were a little underwhelming.  Drunko Docto was going to go at some point.  But I was really starting to like the First Husband.  Especially after he gave a speech to Maggie that was almost the same as what I said to Rittchard about nomads and dying out!

I'm happy that we're sticking with this town for next season.  I feel like there's a lot more to explore there.  I kind of hope the Wolves don't bring it all down right away, too.

Those guys seem like a nice level of wackadoodle.  Like serial killers but worse.  The idea of purposefully turning people just gets under my skin.  And it is a nice counterpoint to the rebuilding society group, too.  These nuts are bringing humanity down, one by one.  Or something, I wasn't quite clear on what they think their purpose was, exactly, from that opening speech.

But the walkers getting in thing seemed a little convenient, storytelling-wise.  As did the idea that they bought it because the guy remembered he asked the priest to shut the gate. 

And seriously, fuck the priest now.  I get that he feels he's off-path and is basically abandoning what connected him to society, but I find it a bit of a stretch to believe that he said, "Well, I don't feel like I can be a priest anymore, so let's just fuck with everybody and be more evil."

Finally, they had a whole town.  Why the hell did they put the wife beater in a house across the street from his wife?!
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/31) on: March 30, 2015, 01:43:38 PM
Whoa Dave is free for PS+ (even if you didn't get it free on Vita) though, curiously, it's not a PS+ free game for the month.

I am interested in Neverwinter.  Probably that.

And I'm curious about Paperbound and Axiom Verge, but maybe not enough.
167  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / 13" or 14" Gaming Laptop Recommendations on: March 29, 2015, 08:45:37 PM
Looks like my aging Asus G50 Vt is ready to head out to pasture (unless this tread fixes the issues I've been having [if so, thanks, Atomic Kid]).

15" is just a little too big any more.  I need something more portable, but I still want something to play games.

I've looked at the Razer 14, but I hear that 4K displays are just overkill at this point. And the non-14k display doesn't have the same internal stats (plus maybe I want a touchscreen).

I've thought about the Alienware 13 or 14 as well.

And, since I liked my Asus, I thought about one of their Zenbooks.

There are new folks that seem respected in the market that I don't know much about, too, so I thought I'd round up some opinions.  Especially now that new ones are hitting the market.

Thoughts?
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FX Cartoon] Archer on: March 28, 2015, 01:40:49 PM
Archer gets all kinds of hype.

It's just underground hype.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NBC Jumping on the Old TV Series Revival Bandwagon on: March 27, 2015, 02:30:26 PM
Witnessing the excitement generated by the news that the X-Files is coming back for a limited run, NBC decided to jump on the bandwagon the only way they know how.

That's right. NBC is bringing back COACH.

Good lord, NBC, what the hell has happened to you?!

And of course, ABC originally aired COACH.  NBC can't even revive their own dreck.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: March 27, 2015, 02:18:05 PM
The combat is way more interesting if you play tactically. Pause and command your party. There's a lot going on.

I don't usually like playing that way (I rarely did for previous DA games), but it works here.

The gameplay is decidedly checklist-based, though, borrowing heavily from Ubisoft open world games and the like. If you get into the rhythm of it, it really clicks.  I do think some of the endless blathering can be hiccups in that sense, but I still enjoy it a lot.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 27, 2015, 02:12:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 27, 2015, 12:14:16 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 26, 2015, 07:51:44 PM


Every time Kimmel does one of those sidewalk interview things it surprises me how full of shit people are, but I imagine there are probably a hundred other people that just say "I have no idea" and walk away.  You're almost guaranteed that the people who lie with their answers are going to just keep digging themselves and ignorance hole if you push them.

Especially if you push them in front of a camera.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 27, 2015, 02:05:12 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 26, 2015, 09:36:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 24, 2015, 12:50:23 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 23, 2015, 10:29:05 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 23, 2015, 08:27:16 PM

I didn't agree with the killing notion either of course.  He didn't provoke the fight though.  I didn't find his "desire to take him out" too strong, I found his desire to do something just right, and the rest was in response to Mrs. Softy (going to get everyone killed) Mayor.

I guess the question is if you don't kill him, what do you do?  I guess you can try to keep him locked up somewhere, but this becomes a resource drain for someone who contributes nothing.  He still needs food and water, plus someone will have to watch over him.  Longer-term it's just a lose lose to keep a guy like this around.  Think about it, this is a guy that in the freaking APOCALYPSE is still beating his wife and kids.  Seriously if you not only can't be useful but are also hurting good people, you don't deserve to exist.  Exile is also a bad idea, because best case is he dies and becomes a zombie you have to fight, worst case is he finds another group and convinces them to raid you.  

Yeah I know I sound harsh, but I think that's what makes this show, this season (and post-apoc fiction in general) so interesting.  As Rick said, even though they are living in this illusory safe zone, the world is still one where only the fit survive.  If the zombies don't get you, evil humans will.  Rules of civilization and morality have to be re-thought when you're dealing with a world where people are coming back from the dead and eating each other for sustenance.  I think as viewers we still want to relate to everything that happens from our current societal point of view, but the show by its very premise has already changed all that.

Side note, someone during Talking Dead had a great question, how would Season 1 Rick handle Season 5 Rick?  Love thinking about that one...

Every one of the points you brought up about what to do about the guy could also be applied to corporal punishment today.  

Keep in mind, the guy was useful.  It was one of Mayor Mayor's key points as to why you don't kill him.  That, and the whole keeping society going thing.

But here's a question: The world is now the same kind of rough place it was before humans started congregating and creating a society.  Okay, it also has zombies.  But why is it wrong to try to rebuild?  Isn't that the point?  If the world stays at the same level of insanity and never changes, never gets better, humanity will die out.

A lot of these folks are going through PTSD, basically.  Same as coming home from a war.  Of course, this isn't home, exactly...

It is this kind of thought process that makes this storyline so damned good.

Agreed on that last point!

On the first one, I don't think you can say every point is valid for corporal punishment.  Certainly if someone gets the chair today, they aren't going to turn into a zombie and try to bite me  icon_biggrin  And you really can't equate our society where the vast majority is law abiding citizens with the post-apoc society that has cannibals and psychopaths.  Point is it's a completely different set of circumstances.

There's nothing wrong with trying to rebuild society, but I think the definition of "society" needs to be adapted and suitable to the present circumstances.  I think what the writers are arguing is that holding onto an antiquated notion of society is likely going to get you and everyone you love killed.  Obviously there are limits to what is "acceptable" (e.g. cannibalism BAD!) but what worked in the past (wife beating asshat gets a pass because he's a doctor) probably does not work in this world.  It's not insanity so much as adaptation to an insane amount of change. 

Well, if you're going to be that literal, no not all points apply. I was thinking more along the lines of "Let him walk and he'll be a threat" kind of thing.

And I don't know that the society of the past isn't something to shoot for again.  I don't know that it wouldn't work again.  I do know that without some sort of organization or group that isn't nomadic, humanity will likely die out.

OTOH, it's interesting that the person putting this together is a former politician.  That's one aspect of the old society that needed major retooling (or de-tooling) for sure.

Of course, there's one thing that is very different from the old days, no matter how you slice it.  I'd be interested to see deathbed policies and burial procedures.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 26, 2015, 12:12:33 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 18, 2015, 08:14:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 18, 2015, 07:51:40 PM

You mean the movie based on Ready Player One.  They are making one.

Being in development doesn't mean it will ever be made.

Still true, but there is this thing that happened.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Book] Ready Player One on: March 26, 2015, 12:11:20 PM
So, they just signed a guy to direct.  Some German up and comer.  His name translates to Gametown.


Ready Player One film lands one of the only directors who could actually pull it off!
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 24, 2015, 08:01:43 PM
Yeah, that was pretty sweet.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest - a platformer made around the world on: March 24, 2015, 07:35:48 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 24, 2015, 05:38:07 PM

Quote from: Teggy on March 24, 2015, 03:36:29 PM

Still no patch yet?
I'm waiting on this as well.  No desire to lose progress due to a bug.

+1
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: March 24, 2015, 07:35:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 24, 2015, 03:52:37 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 24, 2015, 11:03:36 AM

Good thing the long load times are addresses in the upcoming patch.

That's good news.  Did they say how soon that patch might be dropping?  Or was it part of the massive day 1 patch?

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 24, 2015, 05:43:11 PM

Unfortunately not part of the Day 1 patch:

Quote from: Game Informer
“The development team is currently exploring another patch for Bloodborne, seeking ways to improve load time duration, in addition to other performance optimizations and miscellaneous bug fixes,” the statement reads. “We will provide more information as soon as possible.”


-Autistic Angel

So, really, the way they addressed it is to say, "Hello, load times."
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 24, 2015, 12:50:23 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 23, 2015, 10:29:05 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 23, 2015, 08:27:16 PM

I didn't agree with the killing notion either of course.  He didn't provoke the fight though.  I didn't find his "desire to take him out" too strong, I found his desire to do something just right, and the rest was in response to Mrs. Softy (going to get everyone killed) Mayor.

I guess the question is if you don't kill him, what do you do?  I guess you can try to keep him locked up somewhere, but this becomes a resource drain for someone who contributes nothing.  He still needs food and water, plus someone will have to watch over him.  Longer-term it's just a lose lose to keep a guy like this around.  Think about it, this is a guy that in the freaking APOCALYPSE is still beating his wife and kids.  Seriously if you not only can't be useful but are also hurting good people, you don't deserve to exist.  Exile is also a bad idea, because best case is he dies and becomes a zombie you have to fight, worst case is he finds another group and convinces them to raid you.  

Yeah I know I sound harsh, but I think that's what makes this show, this season (and post-apoc fiction in general) so interesting.  As Rick said, even though they are living in this illusory safe zone, the world is still one where only the fit survive.  If the zombies don't get you, evil humans will.  Rules of civilization and morality have to be re-thought when you're dealing with a world where people are coming back from the dead and eating each other for sustenance.  I think as viewers we still want to relate to everything that happens from our current societal point of view, but the show by its very premise has already changed all that.

Side note, someone during Talking Dead had a great question, how would Season 1 Rick handle Season 5 Rick?  Love thinking about that one...

Every one of the points you brought up about what to do about the guy could also be applied to corporal punishment today.  

Keep in mind, the guy was useful.  It was one of Mayor Mayor's key points as to why you don't kill him.  That, and the whole keeping society going thing.

But here's a question: The world is now the same kind of rough place it was before humans started congregating and creating a society.  Okay, it also has zombies.  But why is it wrong to try to rebuild?  Isn't that the point?  If the world stays at the same level of insanity and never changes, never gets better, humanity will die out.

A lot of these folks are going through PTSD, basically.  Same as coming home from a war.  Of course, this isn't home, exactly...

It is this kind of thought process that makes this storyline so damned good.
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 23, 2015, 07:43:42 PM
Right now, Glenn is the voice of reason on this show, and he laid it out pretty plainly.  Rick is too far gone to see it.

Michonne, too, has been trying to tell Rick that the group needs something like this since before they even got to Alexandria.

Basically, if Carol is your Jimminy Cricket, it's time to reboot your conscience.

But, in his heart, he knew killing Dr. Abuse was not the best way to go.  He tried to suggest a different course to Mayor Politico at the beginning.  He told the dude to step off while holding a gun and staring at a symbolic red balloon.  He even tried to be reasonable at first when confronting him.  But even with all of that, the desire to take him out was just too strong.  And, yeah, that fight really shouldn't have gone on as long as it did.  Maybe Rick was holding back?

During his speech at the end, where he was blood smeared like a lunatic, I heard what he was saying, and didn't think his ideas were irrational, necessarily, but right before Michonne clocked him, I thought, I really don't agree with him.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 23, 2015, 07:22:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2015, 07:10:44 PM

Some folks complained that the first few episodes weren't that funny, but I thought they were quite good.  However, once the cast has had time to gel and come together, it's non-stop funny. 

...except for the season which will not be named.  You can skip that season.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Season 4...ugh, I hate even saying it.

The gas leak year.

What I always tell people just starting the show is that the first handful of episodes are funny in that NBC-filler way (those shows they'd put on between their big hits, just because you were too lazy to change the channel - back when that was still a thing).  And some of the characters are kind of annoying.  I single out Britta, in particular.  But then, all of a sudden, something like half a dozen episodes in, the characters start calling out how Britta is annoying in exactly the way you thought she was annoying.  Then things start getting really meta, and the show just takes off from there.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/24) on: March 23, 2015, 11:39:24 AM
Bloodborne
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Life Is Strange Episode 2
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 20, 2015, 08:55:43 PM
Further evidence of the brilliance of this show, if they're calling back throwaway lines from two seasons previous.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 20, 2015, 06:19:39 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 20, 2015, 04:38:18 PM

Just got to the episode with this quote:

http://tinyurl.com/kn5wfl2

I spit out my coffee.

Is that connected to the quote in my signature (which is also Britta)?
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: March 20, 2015, 06:02:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 20, 2015, 04:40:22 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 19, 2015, 09:54:24 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 19, 2015, 07:55:28 PM

Also all it takes to have a blast is 5 people

That's a massive requirement.

No, I think Massive is using four players for The Division. Could be wrong.

click
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who: the original series on: March 20, 2015, 04:19:34 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 20, 2015, 03:56:46 PM

I used to watch the old Dr Who with my dad all the time as a kid, and of course Tom Baker was the favorite of both of us.

I tried to watch one of the new Who's a few years ago and just really couldn't take it.  It has the problem of being a modern low budget sci fi show, which just makes everything look like terrible digital effects.  People say it has the same feel, but to me it was totally different and the worse for it.

When did you see it?  Their budget has increased pretty significantly as the show has become more and more popular.  I haven't heard anyone make that complaint before, actually.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: March 19, 2015, 09:54:24 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 19, 2015, 07:55:28 PM

Also all it takes to have a blast is 5 people

That's a massive requirement.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is my thread on: March 19, 2015, 07:23:03 PM
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who: the original series on: March 19, 2015, 12:24:51 PM
The only caveat on watching New Who is to make it through the WWII creepy gas mask kid episodes.  The show doesn't really start clicking until then.  It's still a little uneven after that, but knowing how good it can be will keep you around.

The WWII eps were also the first written by Steven Moffat who quickly became a fan favorite and wrote some of the best episodes, including "Blink" and if you make it to that one, you won't stop watching.

Moffat is now the producer of the show, such was his rise over there.  There are positives and negatives to that, though.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This is my thread on: March 19, 2015, 12:15:05 PM
Thanks for starting this thread for me, Ironrod.

As he said, this is my thread.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: March 18, 2015, 07:51:40 PM

Quote from: Moliere on March 18, 2015, 06:14:50 PM

Pixels - Official Trailer (HD) - Summer 2015

More 80's gaming nostalgia. Though I would prefer a movie based on Ready Player One.

You mean the movie based on Ready Player One.  They are making one.

I thought this looked pretty terrible.  I was excited for this movie, but I didn't know it was an Adam Sandler movie.  His appearance made my expectations sink. And then Kevin James appeared...
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1] Rock Band 4 on: March 18, 2015, 07:48:57 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 18, 2015, 07:46:35 PM

I've owned and played real guitars for most of my life but somehow that didn't stop Guitar Hero and Rock Band from being fun to play.  I guess if you're skilled enough to learn any new song in a matter of minutes and have extremely accessible bandmates you can have arrive at your house at will it might make Rock Band a little redundant, but I think it will be a while before I hit that point.

Even then, you'd still need to hire a crowd to cheer or boo you, as appropriate.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 18, 2015, 04:01:06 AM
I've only watched the first one, and I loved it.

But, man, Yahoo Screen is a pain in the ass.  I'm watching on the 360 (first of all, lame that it's not on a current gen console), and the sound was off, so I switched back from full screen to see if there were options, and it restarted the entire episode.  So I had to fast forward and rewind, with nothing but a time stamp to go by.  And then the Yahoo Screen menu was stuck on the screen and in trying to get rid of it, I backed out and had to start AGAIN.  Ugh.  Good thing I like this show.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 18, 2015, 03:56:31 AM
That's the one.  Ha!
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 17, 2015, 08:34:34 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 17, 2015, 07:26:30 PM

The juxtaposition of Eugene and Nicholas was heavy handed in this episode, but still great.  Eugene thinks he's a coward and isn't afraid to vocalize it, while Nicholas pretended to be braver than he really was.  When it came time to prove their claims, both men failed spectacularly.  In the case of Eugene, it showed everyone that he's a much better man than he lets on, while Nicholas...well...you know.

p.s. "I gotta send a fax to Cleveland" will forever be a part of my vocabulary.

That one took me a moment, then I guffawed.

Also, what was it that Abraham said when he started shooting zombies?
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 17, 2015, 07:16:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 17, 2015, 12:48:58 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 16, 2015, 06:23:14 PM

Yeah I'm also not sure what's going on with the priest story arc.  I totally don't remember what happened with him in the comic, but I never had the impression he went bonkers like this.

I think you need to reread the comics then.   icon_wink

Noah's death hit me harder than I expected.  The actor who played him has been a favorite of mine since his days on Everybody Hates Chris.  He made Noah his own and it was heartbreaking to see him go out like that after such a poignant scene at the beginning of the episode.   icon_cry

Yeah, I was surprised by the impact that had on me, too.  So much potential, and the death was so frustratingly pointless (not from a story point of view, of course).
196  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Dungeon Hunter 5 on: March 17, 2015, 07:12:36 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on March 17, 2015, 05:28:44 PM

Good write up, I personally say no to paid games with tons of IAP. 

I find IAP to be a cancer to portable gaming.

I say all that , because this game looks good otherwise

DH5 is free, not paid
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 17, 2015, 03:43:48 AM
I wondered what the normal response would be, too, but I think it would be more about getting her and the kid away from him.  Sure prosecution and whatever, but taking them out of the environment would have been paramount (and also still possible).

Just to be clear about the crazy thing, I was not saying they were all crazy in that trio.  I still think Carol is further gone than she lets on, but she started letting her guard down with the kid, and helping the owl woman could go a long way to recovery for her.  I was saying that someone was more f'ed up than was apparent, and it was going to be an (the) issue.  My money was on Carol (and maybe Maggie).  I wouldn't have pegged the priest.  And I still find his move to not make sense, so I hope we get an explanation in one of the next two episodes.

But don't kid yourself, when they were discussing the coup, that wasn't a contingency plan.  They may have been saying they'd see what was what first, but none of them believed it would go any other way.  The ball was already in motion.  Surprisingly, Daryl backed away first, though Rick was there, too and couldn't admit it to himself.  But it's only been this recent incident that paralleled her own life in the old world that has started turning Carol around.  

But in that meeting, Rick didn't say, "We'll have to take it over."  He said, "We'll take it from them."  That's not hero talk.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 16, 2015, 10:33:44 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 16, 2015, 06:23:14 PM

Yeah I'm also not sure what's going on with the priest story arc.  I totally don't remember what happened with him in the comic, but I never had the impression he went bonkers like this.  It definitely makes for an interesting curveball for the Alexandrians, to have the priest tell you the group is evil.  Everyone trusts a priest, right?   icon_wink

It's also interesting that a lot of the post-show analysis seems to revolve around someone in our group (Rick, Carol, Sasha, etc) to go "bonkers".  They certainly seem to have shown each of the main characters going unhinged at some point.  But ultimately I'm not sure that really matters - in this post-apoc world, unhinged is the new hinged, so to speak.  In spite of some of the choices they've made, our group is still portrayed as the "heroes" of the story.  When others don't listen to them, bad things happen.  When they let their guard down, bad things happen.  They are always the first to sense things going wrong, or anticipating the next bad thing to happen.  Or is the point that somehow they are ultimately bringing these bad things down upon them themselves?  I don't read it that way, but I guess you could make a case for that.

Anyway, just a fantastic show, albeit a bit too graphically gory this ep even for me. 

The story has definitely been indicating that if there's a bad apple in paradise, it's in Rick's group.  Of course they're the heroes, but they've also been put in a situation where they don't know how to handle themselves.  The most interesting aspect of all this (and what makes this the best arc in their history so far, AFAIC) is that the situation they don't know how to handle is essentially what the world was like before the shit hit the fan.

But apart from the Doucheson and now Dr. Wifebeater, there has been no evidence that this situation is anything other a group of good people trying to get back to what worked.  As far as Rick, Daryl and Carol knew at the time, that's what it was, too, but they still were plotting to stage a coup.  That's like trying to stage a coup in Mister Roger's Neighborhood (and I still think Mister McFeely would give you a much harder time than any of these people).

Of course, even the less than desirable original Alexandria members are just like the normal dicks you get in society today, which shouldn't be that different.  The problem, again, is that Rick and Co don't know how to deal with a normal world anymore.  And so, instead of a normal response to handle Dr. Wifebeater, they're just going to kill him.  This and the mayor's dead douche may lead to things coming to a head.  Given there are only two episodes left, that seems likely.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/17) on: March 16, 2015, 11:57:31 AM
I imagine I'll get Battlefield.  I'm a little reluctant after trying to play through the previous campaign 3 times.

I will be getting RE:R2 on disc, though maybe not quite yet.

And Mario Party 10 is kind of a must buy in our house.

Elliot Quest is heading to the Wii U eshop, and that looks good.

Also I hear that Jamestown+ is coming to PS4 this week. This is an excellent game.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 16, 2015, 11:50:41 AM

Quote from: naednek on March 16, 2015, 06:05:15 AM

Quick question

Spoiler for Hiden:
What did Deanna's son say to Glen before he was chewed up?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Something along the lines of "They weren't the ones who panicked. We did."  It was a deathbed confession, meaning the people they lost on the previous patrols didn't die for not following orders, but were left in the proverbial revolving door.

Now, can someone tell me what I'm not remembering that made Gabriel be such a dick?  Did he just decide that since the priest thing wasn't working out he'd be evil?  I don't get his motivation at all.  His reaction so blindsided me that I felt sure I had missed or forgotten something.
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